Posts tagged as Baltic Sea region

The challengers of Military Engineering in the Baltic Sea Region

Friday, January 15, 2021

“I can have all the divisions and brigades in the world, I can have all the tanks and infantry; but without proper Long-Range Fires, without proper Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Recnnaissance (ISTAR), without proper logistics and without proper Military Engineering capabilities, it doesn’t really matter.” – said Lieutenant General Sławomir Wojciechowski, the Commander of Multinational Corps Northeast (MNC NE), at the Combat Engineer Conference held in Kraków in 2019.…

Building Trust Between Russia and the Baltic Sea Region

By Per Carlsen on Thursday, December 24, 2020

Some will remember that thirty years ago, Denmark was very active in supporting the regained independence of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, and was among the first countries to restore diplomatic relations with the three Baltic states. Foreign Minister Uffe Ellemann-Jensen played an important role in advancing this agenda in the EU, and Danish Defense Minister Hans Hækkerup took the lead in establishing the Baltic Peacekeeping Battalion and other defense projects,…

The militarization of the Baltic Sea region

Thursday, June 4, 2020

The Baltic Sea a SEA OF PEACE The Baltic Sea, our vulnerable inland sea, is one of the most trafficked, fragile and polluted seas in the world. On top of numerous environmental problems, rapidly increasing military threats are present in the Baltic Sea. In addition to the increasing number of permanent troops in the Baltic Sea Region, the number of war exercises has increased. The number of participants and participating…

Baltic Sea region’ s science cooperation project to be launched in Riga

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Ex-president Vaira Vike-Freiberga and the Science Academy of Latvia President Ojars Sparitis will this Wednesday announce the start of the Baltic Sea region’s science cooperation project. Scientists from Latvia and their colleagues from other countries of the Baltic Sea region plan to step up and deepen their cooperation by starting work on a new project, the Baltic Sea region’s innovation platform. The cooperation project will be launched with the conference…

Baltic prime ministers to meet with Netanyahu in Vilnius

Friday, August 24, 2018

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre), Latvian Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis and Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Vilnius on Friday. The four prime ministers will discuss Israeli-EU relations, the security situation in the Middle East and the Baltic Sea region, the fight against terrorism, and cooperation in the field of cybersecurity, according to a government press release. Over a working lunch, the…

Baltic Sea region could become example of digital governance

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

To enhance their competitiveness and improve the day-to-day lives of their citizens, the countries of the Baltic Sea region need to make as good as possible use of the opportunities offered by digitalization, and the region could serve as an example of digital governance, Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas said on Monday. “Aside from the Baltic Sea, our people could be connected also by data flows moving quickly between government institutions,…

“Total defense” alert from Sweden

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

So-called “total defense” concept becomes dominating in countries around the Baltic Sea region. For example, German federal defense ministry recently raised doubts on country’s readiness in a military conflict. These days, Swedish government wanted to prepare citizens for a possible crisis or even a war. Sounds of alert are heard in states around Baltics… About 5 million Swedish house-owners received in their post-boxes (in the morning of May 28, 2018)…